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Turkish referendum offers power to the president

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, president of Turkey since 2014, is in favor of the referendum that passed on Sunday, April 16, 2017. The referendum will give more executive powers to Erdoğan. // Photo courtesy of flickr.com, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Nicole Zelniker, Editor-In-Chief

April 28, 2017

While half the country is singing praises of the president, the other half is shouting for a revolution. On April 16, a national referendum passed, giving Turkish President Recep Erdogan more power than any president in Turkey’s history. “God willing, these results will be the beginning of...

Riding the progressive wave: gay marriage, marijuana made legal

Anthony Harrison, Staff Writer

November 16, 2012

States across the nation have passed progressive legislation into law. On Nov. 6, referendums allowing same-sex marriage were approved by voters in three states: Maine, Washington, and Maryland. Similarly, Minnesota’s proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage was struck down. Though junior...